As I´m standing here, twisted up in revolved triangle pose, I can feel it.
I can feel that I´m so strong! So much stronger than I used to be.
Somehow, those poses that used to challenge me, are opening up to me.
I am able to hold them for longer periods of time.
I can breathe through them.
With fierce energy shooting up my legs, and my core.
I sometimes do an Ashtanga class for beginners now. Because it fits my schedule!
And I will admit, it is such a fantastic confidence boost for me.
Because every time I practice, I´m mindful of how I used to be.
I remember all my struggles.
And in a room full of people starting off their yoga practice, I´m reminded of how far I´ve come.
And it feels fantastic.
Yoga started as a struggle for me.
And now, five years later, I can truly say that I´m strong. I can do stuff I thought I´d never be able to do.
And at the same time, I have so far to go.
Thankfully! What fun would yoga be, if it had a finish line?
So that is what I´m doing now. Holding a revolved triangle pose.
And a smile on my face.
I´m grateful for the process. For the challenge.
And I know this is what I will keep doing.
Challenging myself a little more each day.
Because that is how I will grow.
And I know you will as well.